Little Rhein Steak House

4.6
777 reviews
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Little Rhein Steak House is renowned worldwide for perfectly prepared steaks, an award-winning wine list, and its casual, rustic charm.

Opened on San Antonio's Riverwalk in 1967 in the historic Otto Bombach House, Little Rhein has long been a favorite restaurant for movie stars, professional athletes, political leaders, and other celebrities. Of course, local residents and visitors enjoy it as well, and Little Rhein is a top location for destination event planners.

Little Rhein and its sister restaurant, The Fig Tree, located right next door, set the standard for fine dining on the Riverwalk. Stop on by and enjoy a delicious meal in a historic setting.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great. Except it took way longer than reasonable time to get our dinner plates.

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r
Houston
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service. Loved the salmon and for dessert the berry cobbler!!!

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Y
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant with great food and staff. We all had filets and they were perfectly cooked and delicious. My favorite restaurant on the riverwalk.

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OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for two with good view of the river walk and live music and dance performance at the Arneson River Theatre!

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SM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Our preference was medium plus. They were delicious. We were returning to the restaurant 46 years after our San Antonio honeymoon. It was still lovely and quiet.

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s
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner turned out excellent. Very nice setting under the trees along the river walk. The food was delicious. The staff and the service was great.

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks were perfectly prepared. They were tender and delicious. I loved the brussel sprouts. The service was amazing. Our server was always available, but never in our way. We plan on returning to this restaurant.

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ZS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, historic decor and wonderful food!

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O
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good. But very expensive. Not sure I would pay that again

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KC
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They are not flexible on substitutions for sides-not everyone wants potatoes.

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BH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner with my mother that was visiting from out of country. Food was okay and felt like it was a sit, order, eat and get out experience. The prior reviews were misleading on the experience and quality of the meal.

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

I loved this restaurant! I will say I thought this place was going to be a little more fancy, but it was still a great time for our anniversary. The food was amazing, and the dessert was so good! Creme brûlée is to die for! It was a tad loud, so I suggest sitting on the patio in cooler weather months if you get a chance. Overall it was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at little Rhine 15 to 20 times over the last 15 years. It has always been great. This time the food was good, except 3 of the 4 steaks came out over cooked. They took them back and cooked them properly. They did not offer to discount our dinner, because we had to wait for our steaks, and my wife was finished eating by the time our steaks came out. I was a little disappointed. They had discounted our dinner in years past when we had a problem. Will probably go to Bohannons in the future.

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TT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Little Rhein for a couple of years now and are never disappointed! My husband and I both had the Summer Special- a 4oz filet and lobster tail. Delicious and perfectly cooked to our liking (medium and medium rare). The staff was pleasant, as always, and kept our glasses full! Will be back!

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday l

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EE
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner cele for my newly appointed Airmen. Great food, great service and cool place. Recommend for those in town on a visit and looking for a steakhouse

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this historic restaurant with impressive service and food! Must do every time I’m in San Antonio!

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f
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and yummy food!

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M
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality food, service and location. I highly suggest Little Rhein for any special occasion

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LR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For the price I was disappointed that I ordered my steak medium and received medium-well, especially after our waitress said they usually under cook which would have been welcome by me. The server offered to have them remake it but I am not going to waste a good cut like that. The sticky toffee pudding was amazing though.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was meh especially for being pricey. The atmosphere is nice especially outside with a view of the live performance at the Arneson Thestre on the river.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak and lobster I have had in a while.
Will be back soon

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EC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to this steakhouse many times. This last time was a very bad experience. The Mac and cheese looked like it came straight from a box and the presentation of all the other food was underwhelming. It didn’t even look appetizing. Not worth the price.

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BH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!! Excellent service!! Definitely recommend this restaurant over all other restaurants in San Antonio. We ate out every meal & most were very good but Little Rhein was by far the best!!!

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BD
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I’ve been here many times and have had a great experience, but this time the experience was subpar. Chicken was dry, service was not very good-a bit disappointed because I talked up this restaurant to my girlfriend who had never been.

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t
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Filet mignon had no flavor. No lobster in the lobster bisque. Don't eat outside - flies are horrific. Brussel sprouts were delicious.

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M
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The filet was perfect medium-rare. Excellent service from Gracie.

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. The food was excellent. We had a great waiter and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. If we are ever back in San Antonio, we will be heading their way again.

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S
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been here in many, many years. Very glad I returned. We started with bacon wrapped quail legs. They were great and not over cooked. My filet was cooked perfectly. The crab cake was delicious. Everything was really enjoyable.
The only thing that I could have a complaint about was $12 for 6 asparagus spears.
I will definitely come here again. And soon.

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LO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We have been coming to little Rhein for years and to say it has gone downhill is an understatement. The bisque tasted off, like old seafood. The steak we ordered was supposed to be filet mignon & it totally looked like a ribeye. The only great thing about the evening was the wine, location & our server was awesome! The chef needs to step it up.

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AW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our meal was terrific. Both steaks were perfectly cooked and all the salads and sides were delicious. Service was slow - I asked for water refill that never came. Dishes sat for too long at our table attracting flies. Food was wonderful but there are a few tweaks in service and experience in order to justify the steep price tag.

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BC
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, setting, and service. I had a memorable meal here about 20 years ago, and this more recent dinner was just as good. Not inexpensive, but worth it for a special meal out.

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VB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our daughter’s graduation from the USAF and were seated immediately for our reservation and taken care of so well! Our servers Ray, Phillip and Israel were wonderful and attentive! They kept our water and ice teas full! The food was fantastic and we all enjoyed our meals! They even gave Aimee a free dessert choice since she was in her military uniform! Thank you so much for a wonderful special dinner with our daughter and family! We will definitely return in the future if we are in town!

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Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a conference and ended up going to the Little Rhein twice. We ate outside one night- which was fantastic - and inside the second (because of rain). Both nights, the service and food were amazing! The spot on the riverwalk is nice and quiet, but beautiful! It was so good, we came back with more of our group the second night.

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F
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good steaks, but a little pricey. Nice ambiance.

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TH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live 300 miles away, and first came here on our honeymoon 20 years ago. Every time we get a chance to come back to San Antonio just the two of us, we eat here. The food and service are outstanding.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from NY, service, food & ambiance were fantastic!

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D
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Price for what you get is poor. The quality was ok nothing to brag about.

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k
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dining experience at Little Rhein Steak House. From the moment we were sat at our table overlooking the Riverwalk until we received our check it was a wonderful evening. The ambiance and setting can’t be beat.

Our food was delicious and our waitress Yesenia couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive to our needs.

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

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CF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! Steaks were prepared perfectly, escargot was awesome paired with sequia grove cabernet.

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